Here's my email reply from 1stBooks:
This is Dan Heise from 1stBooks Library.
You recently requested information about 1stBooks and our
publishing services. So that you won't have to wait for
our publishing guide to arrive in the mail, here is a link,
which will allow you to view the publishing guide at your
The guide explains print-on-demand and how it helps authors
as well as the services we offer. Also, here's a link to
download the latest version of our contract and view our
I've also taken the liberty of listing the 7 best features
of publishing through 1stBooks and how they benefit you:
* No rejections---Never receive another rejection slip
again. Get published now! We believe that all books should
be given a chance to get published and that all authors
should be published. So, we accept all manuscripts (with
the exceptions of pornography and hate material).
* Personal touch---In this age of technology, we still
believe in the "personal touch." During each step of the
process (before you submit your manuscript, while it's
being published, and when we're promoting it), you'll have
a personal contact to guide you through each step and to
keep you up-to-date.
* Promotion and marketing---We understand that you're a
writer and not a marketer. That's why we have established
programs that can send out press releases for you, teach
you how to schedule book signings, and even place
advertisements in the New York Times and Los Angeles
* Customization---The staff at 1stBooks is acutely aware
of how committed you have been to write and refine your
work to the finished product you will send to us. Your
input is requested so that we partner to produce a finished
product that you can be proud of.
* Pick the price of your book---Not only do we give you
choices for the price of your book, you can also choose
the amount you receive for each sale. It can be as high as
50% and as low as 5% -- your choice! With 1stBooks,
we work hard to make sure you're comfortable with the
price of your book.
* No literary agent---Since we accept all manuscripts,
that means you don't have to hire a literary agent, which
means you don't have to waste time finding one or spending
money paying one either!
* No inventory of books---We don't force you to buy
hundreds (or thousands) of books. Our print-on-demand
technology allows us to print just one copy or thousands of
copies of your book. And, we print them only after orders
are placed, which means no leftover inventory.
We at 1stBooks are proud of the unique quality and quantity
of services we provide for our authors. And, we would
like to share our expertise and experience with you.
However, you can only take advantage of them if you publish
through 1stBooks. Please feel free to either respond to
this email or give me a call at the number below to discuss further.
Associate Director of Author Services
2595 Vernal Pike
Bloomington, IN 47404 http://www.1stbooks.com
Toll Free: 1-888-519-5121 ext. 257
P.S. I've also added you to our bi-weekly email newslettersubscription list, 1stNews from 1stBooks. Each issue contains articles that help you build skills in writing, publishing, and book marketing. I hope you'll enjoy it.